Robert Christenson

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Robert LaVern Christenson, 87, of Rochester, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 at his residence.

Robert LaVern Christenson was born July 28, 1922,  in Blooming Prairie, Minn. to John and Adena (Paulson) Christenson. He attended rural schools in Blooming Prairie. Robert married Janet Mildenstein on March 12, 1955, in Austin. He farmed in Hayfield for 60 years and retired in 2004. Robert and his wife moved to Rochester in 2007. He enjoyed auctions, parades and the companionship of his dogs.  His happiest moments were those spent atop the seat of his tractors.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Christenson, Rochester, Minn.; two children, Randell (Vicki) Christenson of Rochester and Linda (Brian) Meier of Sanborn, Minn.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and one sister, Lorene (Edgar) Gosewisch of Rochester. 

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He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and one brother.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 104 First St. SE, Hayfield, Minn. with the Reverend Paul Hauschild officiating. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield.

Arrangements with Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes.

Blessed be his memory.